Friday, 17 February 2012

February's Simple Recipe

After while-ing away a very pleasant few hours devouring the latest crafting blogs (now that I have the time!), I decided to have a go at this month's Simple Recipe challenge from UK Scrappers.
The challenge was to create a scrapbook page based on the colours below, adding additional ingredients in the form of buttons, paints and mist (or a variation adapted from your existing stash). 

This immediately appealed to me as I love pink and orange together (yes really!) and would not have thought of using the turquoise as a highlight but it works really well.  
These are the ingredients I gathered together for my recipe:
  • Solid colour card stock in red, orange and turquoise
  • a gorgeous patterned paper from Anna Griffin that I had been waiting to use on the right project
  • some buttons, ribbons and beads 
  • fabric flowers
  • I don't have any paints or inks at the moment but whilst creating my layout remembered some glimmer chalks that have lain unused for an age and so adopted some artistic licence and used these as a finishing touch to my page! 
Now to choose some photos ... I pulled out the packs of holiday photos still waiting to be scrapped and was amazed to find that the majority of last years summer holiday to Cornwall featured those very colour combinations - who knew!
The Anna Griffin paper lent itself very well to cutting around some of the flowers and so I used this as a background on plain white card stock. I then selected my photos, mounting two of them on the solid card and punching a decorative border on each. I decided not to use the fabric flowers as they werent quite the right shade and so cut out spare flowers from the remainder of the decorative paper and used buttons as centres. I added strips of turquoise and pink ribbon, letter stickers for the title and finally after remembering the chalk, some shading as a finishing touch.
Here is the end result ...


  1. LOVE this layout and the combination of the Glimmer Chalks and gorgeous Anna Griffin paper (I had a sneaky suspicion that had to be one of her lovely papers!)Such yummy colors. Also like the way you have cut the flowers up from the paper and continued this over the Glimmer Chalk, the buttons add a great finishing touch :)Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful layout

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments Claire! I am quite new to Blogging and this was also my first ever challenge so appreciate your feedback. You have inspired me to attempt another!